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Importance of Education

What is higher education? Higher education is considered the last step in formal education. It is focused on learning new ways of thinking and acquiring problem-solving skills, as well as, improving skills in critical thinking, analytics, written and oral communication, and group problem-solving.

RSPA Academy Education Symposium

In late August RSPA will be hosting their RSPA Academy Education Symposium which is a continuation of their ongoing curriculum delivery. This event promises a diverse group of thought leaders from the retail technology industry providing the latest information on industry and market issues, emerging technologies and best practices for business success. Harry will be joining RSPA as a presenter on the Cannabis 101 panel which will explore the cannabis business opportunity. Watch this Interview and learn more about the conference, sessions, and speakers.

Coffee with Kat: Influencer Marketing in Cannabis

Cannabis marketing can be difficult on some social media platforms with rules and restrictions banning cannabis companies from certain actions. Some of these actions consist of no direct advertising of cannabis, cautions of age restrictions and more. To get around some of these legalities and or rules some companies have used influencers and or celebrity to help with their marketing and promotion efforts. These influencers can not only make huge impacts on the cannabis companies social media platform, but also market to the influencers audience, and win win for the cannabis company. Learn more about influencer marketing with Kat HERE.

Affects Covid Is Having On The Economy

Marc Haskelson joins 420MSP to chat about the affects Covid is having on the economy. After speaking with many clients and or prospects Marc learned many people are asking where they should invest time and effort with the recession we are currently seeing and/or the future recession we are going to see with the impact to the economy. If we think of the universal trues the things that never go away are death an taxes, in turn healthcare represents 26% of the US economy and is growing and will continue to grow (telemedicine). Another great reliable revenue stream is 420 as the dispensaries continued to be open throughout the pandemic. If you are looking for a new revenue stream watch this interview with Harry and Marc and learn what you should be investing your energy in.

Texas Movement with Government Affairs on Hemp

Chuck Mains joins 420MSP to chat about the Texas Department of State Health Services adopting official rules governing the production (cultivation), processing, handling, sampling, testing, and disposal of hemp, which is defined as cannabis with less than .3% THC. These rules go into effect July 26th and have been long coming since the end of 2018, hemp was legalized nationwide and in June 2019, state lawmakers instituted the Texas Hemp Program. With the release of applications to the public to obtain a licenses, Texas is expected to have thousands of people apply to grow hemp in 2020, sowing the seeds of a crop that could create growth in industries such as agriculture, food and beverage, textiles, and construction. Watch the Full Interview HERE.

Cannabis Technology Community Involvement

Dan Foote joins Harry Brelsford and the 420MSP Community to chat about community involvement within the Cannabis Industry. From events to trade groups there are many ways to get involved in the industry. These groups allow you to make connections, grow relationships, and gain knowledge into the business. Watch and learn how to get involved.

Denver Awards 1st Licenses for Medical Marijuana R&D

Harry and Blake take a deep dive into the City of Denver giving a license/permit to MedPharm to cultivate, process, manufacture, and transfer marijuana to other labs for research purposes. Although, Denver has been legal since 2012 it has taken until 2020 to get research and development underway. This is the last piece in the licensing puzzle for the company’s study on how cannabis-based medication might impact Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Over the course of the six-month study, which will launch once all 30 patients are enrolled, MedPharm will monitor whether the patients’ symptoms are improving—whether they’re sleeping better, eating better or feeling less agitated. Watch the complete interview with Harry and Blake.

Building your Cannabis Marketing Strategy

Harry is joined by marketing master Katriana Zommers, to discuss finding your voice on Instagram as a cannabis company. Kat shares some of her tips on building your audience, branding and building customer relationships through organic options. At this time she says there are some great opportunities for brand building, and customer connections without even spending a dollar on marketing. Watch the interview and integrate some of Kats tips into your marketing plan.

Essential Services Designation for the Cannabis Industry

Harry Brelsford meets with Chuck Mains (Texas Hemp Lobbyist) to discuss the question, is the essential services designation for the cannabis industry going to accelerate the national legalization? Chuck states that there have been a lot more talks regarding the cannabis industry with taxes, oil and other revenues being down, states are looking for other options to bring in revenue. When looking at other states that have legalized cannabis and the amount of revenue, it would be a big surprise if more states don’t start moving to the legalization sooner.

Cannabis Essential Business

With the pandemic all around us businesses are trying to figure out how to adjust to the current conditions. Although, the Cannabis Industry has been deemed essential they are trying to figure out how to scale within regulations for both the pandemic and their state regulations. Many are trying to automate their business to have kiosk solutions, update operational efficiency and RFID so when the second and or third wave hits us they are prepared to move forward in these ever changing times. Watch as Duane and Harry chat not only about the Cannabis industry but businesses as a whole in these ever changing times.

Marijuana big Momentum

Dennis James with MediCannaCare joins Harry Brelsford during this pandemic to explore the momentum cannabis is having even during the pandemic. With the cannabis industry being tagged essential they have continued to accelerate their growth in healthcare, senior usage, and being a staple in life. Watch as Dennis and Harry explore the essential tag cannabis received during the pandemic.

Knowledge is Power

We are back with Duane Roebuck of Blue Star to discuss what publications should people be reading to stay knowledgeable. Harry and Duane recommend marijuana business magazine, marijuana venture, online cannabis tech conference, MJ business magazine, cannabis business times, ganjapreneur po cast , and more. There are not a lot of places to actually grow your knowledge in the cannabis business aspects, technology, track and traceability, or security. The resources above are a great start to keep you educated on the industry overall. Be sure to keep growing your knowledge on the industry as a whole.